Over these years I have been extremely fortunate to have been introduced to different cuisines. India is a place of such diversity that the food and ingredients can change entirely within a few miles you travel. Within the same region there are differences and even bigger differences when you step into another state. [...]
It is not always the length or the kind of ingredients that makes a recipe perfect. It is also the state of mind. Or even how our life gets shaped. Myriads of experiences, even the ones that are forgotten, seemingly erased from memory make indelible prints somewhere unseen. Then they whisper in unison, [...]
The two most important things that inspire me to cook are the memories of my childhood, especially with my ma and dida and also that sudden intuitive attraction I feel towards a particular recipe. Each of these triggers work differently. The memories are calm, stable and continues. I know it is there [...]
One of my maa’s recipes has been the inspiration for this recipe today. I have a distinct memory of this afternoon when I see my maa emerging out of the kitchen holding a stainless steel container and setting it on the table. It was a mutton curry she had tried out for the [...]
The creamy, warm and fragrant Maa di Dal has the wholesome nourishing feeling slowly seep into me, with a tingle of beautiful memories: crisp winter air, travels and meals in dhabas.